member of graduate faculty
Office: 221 Wyman Teacher Education Bldg
BS, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
MS, University of Wisconsin
PhD, Purdue University
COMD 261 Language Development
COMD 263 Phonetics
COMD 439 Techniques in Communicative Disorders
Dr. Swanson’s research interest involves the examination of normal language development and language disorders. She recently studied the communication abilities of children with CHARGE syndrome. CHARGE is a rare genetic disorder with anomalies in every sense modality. The communication skills of children with CHARGE vary greatly.
Another area of interest is narrative development. Dr. Swanson was involved in the development of Narrative-Based Language Development (Swanson, Fey, Mills, & Hood, 2005). She recently supervised a master’s thesis involving the use of NBLI with children who have cochlear implants.